LAMBERTUS – Father Cyril Lambertus finished his priestly work for the Lord on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Whiterock, B.C. at the age of 100 after serving as a priest for almost 71 years. Father Lambertus was born May 30th, 1917 at the Glen Holly farm family home four miles east of Moose Jaw on number one highway. He was the seventh child of Maurice John and Helen Agnes (nee: Murray) Lambertus family.
He was predeceased by his parents Maurice & Helen, two sisters Margaret Cafferata,and Sister Margaret Lambertus, IBVM; and four brothers Maurice Jerome, Patrick, Joseph and Francis.
Father Lambertus completed his elementary studies at St. Agnes School, Moose Jaw and his high school at St. Joseph’s College, Yorkton; and then studied at Campion College, Regina and St. Mary’s College, Brockville, Ontario.
After spending one year at the Redemptorist novitiate in St. John, New Brunswick, he was accepted into the St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta for a two year study of Philosophy. In September of 1943 he entered the Regina Diocesan Seminary for a four year study of Theology.
Father Lambertus was ordained a priest by Archbishop Gerald Murray on June 8, 1947 at his parental parish church of St. Joseph’s, Moose Jaw. For the next 37 years Father Lambertus served at Quinton, Radville, Minton, Benson, Bienfait, Oxbow, Cedoux, Good Samaritan in Regina, and Rowatt and was Chaplain at the Regina Correctional Centre for the last six years of his active priestly ministry.
In the late 1980’s Fr Lambertus retired out at White Rock B.C. where on a needed basis he offered mass at Star of the Sea church White Rock, and Holy Cross at Crescent Beach B.C. Shortly after the turn of the century Father Lambertus entered into the K of C assisted living facilities in Delta B.C. and thereafter transferred into Long Term Care at Laurel Place in Surrey B.C. where he passed away.
Funeral services: A Funeral Mass was held at St. Eugene, Minton, Sk on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Thuy presiding and Fr. Abello preaching. Fr. Lambertus will be buried in the cemetery at Minton. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, 1064-3rd Ave. NW., Moose Jaw, SK with Fr. George Thattuparampil, MST presiding and preaching